VISIT TO SKARAMANGAS SHIPYARDS: SPOTLIGHT ON SNAME-NTUA
On Friday, May 19th 2017, SNAME NTUA Greek Student Section carried
out a scheduled visit to “Skaramangas Shipyards”. In our visit we were
happily accompanied by Christos Papadopoulos,
Assistant Professor at National Technical University of Athens and
Vasileios Tsarsitalidis Dr. Engineer in Marine Propulsion and
There, under the guidance of the Hellenic Navy’s Officers we
managed to attend some repairs of the glorious armored cruise ship
The repairs were targeted on the maintenance of the ship and were
related to the exterior (painting, changing parts of the reefs,
cathodic protection etc.) as well as to the interior
(mostly at the space of the museum and not at the
functional-mechanical part of the ship).
“George Averoff” is the only ship of its kind that is left in the world until today.
It was constructed at Orlando Shipyards, Livorno, Italy during the
period of 1908-1911 and consisted a technological achievement of its
era. Moreover it took part on the side of Greece
at all the important battles at the beginning of the 20th century and
contributed excessively at the configuration of the modern Hellenic
Apart from the fact that we were given the chance to watch the
repairs of such a great ship, we enriched our history knowledge and
enhanced our national pride.
As a conclusion there could be no better way to end this
successful year by enlarging the actions of our Student Section and
generally contributing at the development of SNAME.